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Einstein letter blamed Jewish terrorists for risking ‘catastrophe’ in Palestine

Einstein letter blamed Jewish terrorists for risking ‘catastrophe’ in Palestine

This letter was written by Albert Einstein at the time of the Deir Yassin massacre in April 1948 to an American Zionist, denouncing the Zionist militias’ terrorist activities at the time. It is interesting that Einstein’s choice of word, “catastrophe”, is also the Palestinians’ word in Arabic, the Nakba. Source

64th anniversary of the Nakba

64th anniversary of the Nakba

Today, 15 May 2012, marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, the anniversary of the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland. This was the harshest and most brutal ethnic cleansing in the world, and included systematic and deliberate killings and displacement. This culminated in a declaration of the State of Israel on the debris of Palestinian people, cities and villages.

Mahmoud Abbas: The Long Overdue Palestinian State

Mahmoud Abbas: The Long Overdue Palestinian State

Sixty-three years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was forced to leave his home in the Galilean city of Safed and flee with his family to Syria. He took up shelter in a canvas tent provided to all the arriving refugees. Though he and his family wished for decades to return to their home and homeland, they were denied that most basic of human rights. That child’s story, like that of so many other Palestinians, is mine. This month, however, as…

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ABIM: Media Statement on the 60th Anniversary of The Nakba and the Palestinians’ Right of Return

ABIM: Media Statement on the 60th Anniversary of The Nakba and the Palestinians’ Right of Return

15 May 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Nakba, the grave catastrophe of 1948 in which Zionist militant forces invaded and destroyed more than 500 Palestinian villages through massacre and intimidation, causing not less than 700,000 Palestinians to become refugees. It is an account of human tragedy: the destruction of families, a civilization, culture and identity. The Palestinian people are not only Muslims; the internally displaced population and that which has been displaced subsequent to the illegal formation of…

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Ilan Pappe, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”

Ilan Pappe, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”

Jim Miles Ilan Pappe’s work The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine places him in the forefront of the recent burst of excellent information that critically examines and condemns the Jewish-Zionist actions to eliminate not only the people of Palestine but also to eliminate their history culturally and geographically. Following on his previous well researched and readily accessible work A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples, his latest work, focuses on the concept generated from the very earliest Zionist thought…

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